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Richard CORBIN


1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Richard CORBIN Obituary
CORBIN, Dr. Richard J. 'Dick' Dr. Richard J. 'Dick' Corbin died on December 16, 2017 at his home in Jackson, Ga. He was born on October 6, 1932 in Savannah, Ga, the son of Gawin Lane Corbin and Kathleen Culbertson Corbin. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South in 1955 with a BA in English. Following graduation, he served as an officer in the U. S. Air Force. He continued his education at Tulane University in New Orleans, obtaining both his MA in 1960 and his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1973. With his love of teaching, he went on to teach at Northern Colorado University, at Sewanee, and as a professor of English at Georgia Institute of Technology; retiring from Tech in 1997. Dick is survived by two sons, Kingsley G Corbin and his wife, Penelope of Jackson, Ga. and Dr. John R. Corbin and his wife Patricia of Columbus, Ga., 8 grandchildren, Annie Corbin, Abigail Corbin, Blaise Corbin (wife Jess), Aiden Corbin, Lane Corbin, Ian Corbin, Mia truesdell and Jack truesdell; and his sister, Alice and her husband Robert Clark and 3 nieces. The funeral service will be held in Savannah on January 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Bonaventure Cemetery. Fox and Weeks Funeral Home in Savannah will be handling the arrangements. An additional service will be held at Dick's home in Jackson, Ga in the Spring of 2018; additional details will follow. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Butts County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, P. O. Box 263, Jackson, GA 30233, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (online donations - zooatlanta.org) or the Humane Society.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 4, 2018
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